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AIRE Leopard Cataraft

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10% Off All Accesrrories! This 18' cataraft is great for hauling passengers and tons of gear. The Leopard's 26.5" diameter tubes created a boat that can perform and carry your heaviest load. AIRE insures long lasting durability with 43 oz., 1670 denier bottom material and 35 oz., 1670 denier upper tube material. Over the past decade catarafts have exploded onto the whitewater scene. AIRE has led the charge by offering you more models of catarafts than any other manufacture. Whether you're looking for optimum speed and performance or maximum cargo capacity, AIRE has a cataraft that will do the trick.
Repair kit included.
Frames Sold Separately
Length: 18'
Weight: 105 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 26.5"
Bow Kick: 29"
Stern Kick: 29"
Number of Air Chambers: 4
Valve Type: Leafield - B7
Type of Material: PVC
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 35/1670
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 43/1670
Weight/Denier of Wear Patch Material: 43/1670
Number of D-rings: 24
Number of Handles: 6
Maximum Frame Length: 144"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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AIRE Leopard Cataraft
 
5.0

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5.0

Great expedition boat

By Landerite

from Lander, WY

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Pros

  • Agile
  • High Flotation

Cons

  • Slow Leak In One Tube
  • Tubes Trap Water

Best Uses

  • Rapids Paddling
  • Rivers
  • Ww Expeditions
  • W W Expeditions

Comments about AIRE Leopard Cataraft:

I saw an Aire Leopard being used as a safety boat on the Futalefu, and loved how well it handled in big water. I got one for my family and set it up with two rowing stations (4 oars instead of the usual 3) using a big cooler and dry box as seats, with a floor made of 10' long white oak slats. The double rowing stations is ferocious and this was a great drivers ed boat for my kids. The wooden slat floor is much more comfy to walk around on than the sagging mesh floors. We had over a ton on this boat through Cataract Canyon and it handled much easier than a comparably heavy self-bailer. I'm a swiftwater team leader and use the 16' version of this as our primary whitewater platform. BTW, Aire tubes seep water in through the zippers so you need to occasionally hang the tubes and drain the water.

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5.0

Best tubes ever

By Raoul Duke

from West Yellowstone, MT

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rapids Paddling

      Comments about AIRE Leopard Cataraft:

      I have owned a set of these tubes for 12 years now and have had zero trouble with them except for a slight discoloration on one tube (maybe I shouldn't have got yellow) Sent them in and AIRE tested them for free and even extended my warranty for life if anything ever goes wrong with the tubes. Hard to beat that.
      We run the rivers in Montana a dozen times a year and the tubes respond like new everytime. Super manuverable even with 7 people on the boat and a dog to boot. Tip of the day:Get the mesh floor on your frame so no one falls through!

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